Packers to visit Bears in 2019 opener

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PHOENIX (AP) As part of the celebration of its 100th season, the NFL will break from tradition and feature the Packers vs. the Bears in its season opener Sept. 5.

Usually, the Super Bowl champion is the home team for the prime-time opener, but the league wants to salute historic rivalries in 2019. None fits better than Chicago-Green Bay. The teams have met 198 times since 1921, when the Bears were the Chicago Staleys. Green Bay leads the series 97-95-6, including the clubs splitting two postseason games.

Staging the Thursday night game at Chicago's Soldier Field - even if it is a modernized version of the stadium - adds to the theme.

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2 UGa players arrested after bar fight

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) Georgia senior wide receiver Tyler Simmons and freshman defensive back Tyrique Stevenson are facing misdemeanor charges following a bar fight.

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Indians 3B Ramirez uncertain for opener

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) Cleveland is not sure whether Jose Ramirez will play in Thursday's opener at Minnesota.

The All-Star third baseman took ground balls on Monday at the Indians' spring training complex in Arizona, a day after he fouled a pitch off the area below his left knee and left the field in a cart. The Indians said he will rejoin the team for a workout on Wednesday. (MORE)

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